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Acacia Leucophloea Seeds Supplier



Occurs in dry forests, easily distinguished by its panicled, globular inflorescence and stipular thorns. Recommended for plantations in degraded soils and it can also be tried in alluvial soils.

 

Fruiting : Pods 10 to 20 by 0.5 to 1 cms in size; linear, sub-indehiscent and glabrous. Seeds 10 to 20, irregularly elliptical, 5 to 6 mm by 4 to 5 mm in size, dark brown, smooth and shining.

Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Pods 10 to 20 by 0.5 to 1 cms in size; linear, sub-indehiscent and glabrous. Seeds 10 to 20, irregularly elliptical, 5 to 6 mm by 4 to 5 mm in size, dark brown, smooth and shining.

Seed Collection and Storage : Ripe pods are collected from the tree, dried in the sun and then beaten with a stick to extract the seeds.

Pretreatment : Heating with water (20 times of volume of the seed ) to boiling and then leaving seed in water till cold; or soaking in conc. H2SO4 for 10 to 30 minutes after which the acid is removed and cold water is added.

Nursery Technique : Plants may be raised in polythene bags by putting 2 pretreated seeds in each polythene bag in May. Germination is noticed within a week. Watering and weeding is done regularly. Plants reach plantable size in the first season itself.


Specifications

Common Name White barked Acacia
Family Leguminosae - Mimosoideae
Telugu Name Tellatumma
Flowering Flowers appear in July-November.


Seed Biology

No.of seeds per kg. Germination percentage Plant percent Germination period in days
37,000 to 49,000 42 30 to 42 7 to 32